RFID Tag and Chip Specification Services

Firefly routinely offers RFID tag and chip specification services to customers. Our extensive experience in all phases of RFID allow us to offer expert opinions and recommendations to help a customer find the right tag orchip solution for their application.In our Chips and Tags pages, we feature the key suppliers that we rely on.

Typical RFID Tag Application Requirements

  • Low-cost or high performance system?
  • Advanced theft deterrence (advanced EAS)?
  • Laundry tags
  • Rugged usage tags
  • Specialized applications…
    • High-speed reading?
    • Conveyor systems?
    • Worldwide supply chain (860 to 960 MHz systems)?
    • Use on metal?
    • Apparel & item-level inventory?

 

 

RFID Chip Manufactuerers

Today, there are several prominient RFIDchip makers and Firefly has used many of these sources over the years. 

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Most recently, we are most impressed with the Monza chip from our good friends at Impinj in Seattle.   Impinj continues to lead the way in high performance RFID chips that power many of the high-performance tag designs available today. 

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NXP manufactures exceptional  EPCGlobal compliant chips. These devices provide fast inventory read rates and long read ranges. The NXP UCode UHF tags are a solid choice for supply chain and logistics applications requiring high speed operation and high anti-collision reads.

Passive UHF Tags

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NXP UCode G2iL and G2iL+ UHF RFID tags

NXP manufactures EPCGlobal compliant RFID tags that provide fast inventory read rates and long read ranges. NXP UCode UHF tags are a solid choice for supply chain and logistics applications requiring high speed operation and high anti-collision reads. 

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Alien UHF RFID Tags

Alien tags are designed as “World Tags”, meaning that they operate in the 860 to 960 MHz range, suitable for use around the world.   Alien Technology’s family of Gen 2 inlays deliver industry leading sensitivity, performance and a rich set of features.

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Omni-ID offers RFID tags for a wide range of performance, read distances, and form factors for a multitude of asset tracking, management and compliance applications

 

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Manufactured by HID Global, World TAG Low frequency (LF) discs offer reliable, cost-effective tagging for near-proximity reader applications, with available data storage up to 2048-bit read-write capability. These tags are available with encapsulation for use both outdoors and indoors.

Battery Assisted Passive (BAP) Tags

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Intelleflex BAP Tags

The Intelleflex family of Extended Capability RFID tags provides exceptionally high read/write accuracy and performs reliably in a variety of real world environments around liquids, metals, and other RF-unfriendly conditions.

High Frequency (HF) RFID Tags

NFC High Frequency (HF)

As one of the premier suppliers of HF tags, NFC enjoys an excellent reputation for performance and durability in this tag category.